Elton John: Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

In 1977, Elton John announced his “retirement” on his last show of his tour at the Wembley Stadium in London, UK. 35 years later, today, Elton John celebrates his 65th birthday, which would be – in Germany – the line to cross for legal reteirement… As the first retirement didn’t really happen, here’s hoping that Sir Elton will continue to bring his songs to many concert vernues all around the globe for a few more rounds, before retiring in Las Vegas (That one is for you, John!) in, lets say… 15 years or so… I’m sure, I’d still go to see him…

Happy Birthday Sir Reginald!

The Clash: London Calling

You don’t expect a political or social commentary piece on the riots in the UK from me on this music blog, do you? Well, the Clash did one already, 31 years ago. Still valid, I believe! The news are providing so called “reports” day in and day out. I can’t take that for more than 30 seconds anymore. But I still recommend Penny Red’s Panic On The Streets Of London. She’s just been trying to describe and explain a bit more than “just” the scenery out on the streets – she’s doing that as a Londoner – so, she has all rights to be personal. I believe she did well. Now, beside the quite brilliant article – you might want to read the whole comments as well. That gives you a picture. If it doesn’t give you quite more than that!

Britain is a tinderbox, and on Friday, somebody lit a match. How the hell did this happen? And what are we going to do now?

To all my friends in England: BE SAFE!